>>Officer Bradway Funeral Is Thursday
The public is invited to attend the funeral for fallen Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Rod Bradway. It is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis. He will be buried in the Heroes of Public Safety section at CrownHillCemetery. Bradway was killed Friday while responding to a domestic violence call.
>>Byrdo Family Releases Statement
The family of the man suspected of killing IMPD Officer Rod Bradway is asking for privacy. Steven Byrdo allegedly shot Officer Bradway early Friday morning as he responded to a domestic violence call. Byrdo was killed during a shootout with police. In a statement released Sunday, Byrdo’s family extended their prayers and sympathy to the officer’s family, IMPD and the entire city of Indianapolis.
>>Woman’s Uncle Thanks Fallen Officer
The uncle of the woman saved by IMPD Officer Rod Bradway says the fallen officer went “above and beyond the call of duty.” Officer Bradway died Friday morning in a shootout with Steven Byrdo while responding to a domestic violence call. Byrdo, who was also killed, had a number of drug-related arrests and was just released from prison in June.
>>Gun Provider Could Be Charged
The person that gave or sold Steven Byrdo the gun he allegedly used to kill an IMPD officer could go to prison. U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett says it’s against federal law for felons to buy or possess guns, and it’s illegal to transfer a gun to a felon. Hogsett says he doesn’t know if investigators have traced where the gun came from yet.
>>Shooting Of Five-Year-Old Accidental
The shooting of a five-year-old boy on the city’s Far Eastside Friday night is being called an accident. Police say the child was struck by a stray bullet from a separate incident about a quarter-mile away. According to IMPD, a person of interest has been identified and a gun has been confiscated.
>>>Downtown Stabbing Suspect Caught
Metro Police caught a man suspected of stabbing another man downtown early this morning. This stabbing happened on the northeast corner of Maryland and Illinois by Palomino restaurant shortly before 1:15. According to media reports, police say the victim suffered a serious wound to his neck, but is expected to survive. He told police, the suspect approached him while acting crazy and stabbed him. Robbery apparently was not a motive. The suspect wasn’t carrying I-D.
>>>New School Chief Takes Helm
Incoming Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee will start his first day on the job Monday morning. Ferebee will meet students and staff at FrancisScottKeyElementary School—Number 103. He’s scheduled to chat briefly with the press before spending some time in the classrooms.
>>State’s Longest Serving Woman Legislator Dies
Indiana’s longest serving female legislator is dead. Former State Representative Phyllis Pond died Sunday at the age of 82. She was elected in 1978 and served dutifully until announcing her retirement in August 2013, after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.
>>Fever Bounce Sky from Playoffs
The defending champion Indiana Fever are on to the next round of the WNBA playoffs. The Fever scored a 79-57 win over the top-seeded Chicago Sky Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse to sweep the best-of-three series. Tamika Catchings led the way with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Fever will face either, the Mystics or the Dream in round two.
>>Colts Beat The 49ers
The Colts are celebrating their win over the 49ers. They won on the road at CandlestickPark Sunday, 27-to-7. The Colts will take on the Jaguars on September 29th.